Punta Bardini Snow Condition

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Old Growth & Tele Bowls
Submission Info
Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:00am
Old Growth/Tele Bowl 37° 36' 22.3236" N, 118° 57' 53.4096" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured out of Sherwin Lakes Trailhead.  Although very thin, we were able to skin directly from the car, up the road to Mammoth MX. Surface hoar was found in the open basin at the outlet of the telebowls (Photo 1). No surface hoar found in aove in the treed terrain.  Coverage above old growth quite variable, uncovered a few submerged obstacles (rocks, fallen logs) on the descent.  Occasional areas of light breakable wind crust also found.

Photo 2 shows snow coverage looking south from Punta Bardini Ridge

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Small spindrifts and blowing snow off ridges observed during occasional gusts out of the NW

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